A Marine who lost his right arm and leg in Iraq said he and his wife had to try to fend off five thugs who mugged them last month in Washington, D.C.
Lance Cpl. Mark Beyers, 27, has been finishing his rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after being wounded by a roadside bomb on Aug. 26, 2005, in Hit, Iraq.
“I got hit in Hit,” joked Beyers, a reservist with the 3rd Battalion 25th Marines, based in Buffalo, N.Y.
His wife, Denise, 26, decided to take her husband out to dinner July 22 at a restaurant in northwest Washington. About midnight, the Elma, N.Y., couple was walking back to their car when they came across five men, said Denise Beyers, who recently left the Marine Corps as a corporal.
At first, the men were friendly and asked the couple for cigarettes. Then they told her, “Give me your purse, give me your purse.”
Two men went after her and three went afte
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